Through intentionally cultivated relationships, Heart & Hand Center is able to ensure that both children and their families experience a loving community and overcome barriers.Learn about our mission
Heart & Hand celebrates the unique beauty and talent of each young person in our programs. We utilize a whole child approach to empower youth to succeed academically, promote physical and emotional wellness, and expose students to new passion areas.
Since I am from Japan, and have no immediate family here to support me, Heart & Hand is like my family. They provided the care my children needed while I was in college, and while I am at work after the school day ends. It is very stressful for single mothers to give proper care for children while we are working. My children have had many wonderful experiences through Heart & Hand: taking yoga, dance classes, horseback riding, kick-boxing and camping. They also help with homework when I can’t. Heart and Hand is a part of our lives, and it is very important for us.
I've been with Heart & Hand for over 5 years, and to this day, I continue to have the opportunities to try new things that help me grow as a person. I enjoy coming to Heart and Hand because it gives my life direction and guidance. My peers and mentors helped me to achieve dreams I never thought I'd reach. Without Heart & Hand I wouldn't be at Denver School of the Arts! With Heart & Hand, my dreams can be realities.
Heart & Hand has given me the strong foundation to be a good student and a good friend. I tell everybody I can about the program and how much it has helped me be who I am. I want to be successful, and Heart & Hand is how I’ll get there.
I love volunteering with Heart & Hand because I get to see firsthand the incredible impact our programs have on the kids and their families. I have witnessed kids grow and develop over the years due to the support and love from the Heart & Hand staff.
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Heart & Hand stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) members of our community and those across the country.Learn more
Reflections from Heart & Hand Development Director Gwen Farnsworth on Black joy during Black History Month.Learn more
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